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Gatecrashers: The Rise of the Self-Taught Artist in America

Presented by The Westmoreland Museum of American Art at The Westmoreland Museum of American Art, Greensburg PA

Oct 16 2022
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Feb 05 2023
Gatecrashers: The Rise of the Self-Taught Artist in America

John Kane (American, born Scotland, 1860–1934), Larimer Avenue Bridge, 1932, oil on canvas, Carnegie Museum of Art, gift of G. David Thompson.

This exhibition explores how, after World War I, artists without formal training “crashed the gates” of major museums in the United States, diversifying the art world across lines of race, ethnicity, class, ability, and gender.

After World War I, artists without formal training “crashed the gates” of major museums in the United States, diversifying the art world across lines of race, ethnicity, class, ability, and gender. At the center of this fundamental reevaluation of who could be an artist in America were John Kane, Horace Pippin, and Anna Mary Robertson “Grandma” Moses. The stories of these three artists not only intertwine with the major critical debates of their period but also prefigure the call for

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ADMISSION INFO

INDIVIDUAL DATES & TIMES*

  • Dec 7, 2022 at 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (Wed)
  • Dec 8, 2022 at 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (Thu)
  • Dec 9, 2022 at 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (Fri)
  • Dec 10, 2022 at 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (Sat)
  • Dec 11, 2022 at 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (Sun)
  • Dec 14, 2022 at 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (Wed)
  • Dec 15, 2022 at 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (Thu)
  • Dec 16, 2022 at 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (Fri)
  • Dec 17, 2022 at 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (Sat)
  • Dec 18, 2022 at 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (Sun)
  • Dec 21, 2022 at 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (Wed)
  • Dec 22, 2022 at 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (Thu)
  • Dec 23, 2022 at 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (Fri)
  • Dec 24, 2022 at 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (Sat)
  • Dec 25, 2022 at 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (Sun)
  • Dec 28, 2022 at 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (Wed)
  • Dec 29, 2022 at 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (Thu)
  • Dec 30, 2022 at 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (Fri)
  • Dec 31, 2022 at 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (Sat)
  • Jan 1, 2023 at 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (Sun)
  • Jan 4, 2023 at 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (Wed)
  • Jan 5, 2023 at 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (Thu)
  • Jan 6, 2023 at 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (Fri)
  • Jan 7, 2023 at 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (Sat)
  • Jan 8, 2023 at 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (Sun)
  • Jan 11, 2023 at 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (Wed)
  • Jan 12, 2023 at 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (Thu)
  • Jan 13, 2023 at 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (Fri)
  • Jan 14, 2023 at 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (Sat)
  • Jan 15, 2023 at 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (Sun)

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* Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.

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The Westmoreland Museum of American Art

52 Penn Avenue, Greensburg, PA 15601

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    • Wheelchair Access

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